"Dracula," the 1927 play that ran for three years in New York a few years back, will visit the Eisenhower Theater Dec. 5 to 31 as part of a national tour. Starring Martin Landau, the production is designed by Edward Gorey, whose black and white sets and costumes were Tony nominees in 1978. (Each set has one touch of red -- not including the blood -- that audience members search for like the "NINAs" in Hirschfeld drawings.) The show is produced by Paramount Theatre Productions, a Texas-based operation trying to fill the need for touring shows. "This is their first stab," said a Kennedy Center spokeswoman. "If you'll pardon the expression."
The King's Jester Dinner Theatre is producing an original, Washington-flavored musical called "Feds," written by two veterans of government bureaucracy. Peyton Davis writes speeches for the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water, and lyricist Frank M. Corrado spent 10 years with EPA's office in Chicago. Composer Mike Pendowski has no known connection with the government. The story concerns two young people who have moved to Washington to work for the Big Business Administration. Perhaps it's only coincidence that one of the characters is described as "an administrative officer who performs in dinner theaters at night."
The Playwrights' Unit is hosting a reading of "Eddie's People," by member Sandra Peck, tomorrow night at the Source Theatre. Call 462-1073 . . . Irish actor Donal Donnelly, who earned a Tony nomination for "Philadelphia, Here I Come," plays Scrooge in Ford's Theatre's "A Christmas Carol." It opens Friday.